Brenda Ann Spencer (born April 3, 1962) is an American convicted murderer who, at the age of 16, carried out a shooting spree from her home in San Diego, California, on January 29, 1979.
During the shooting spree, she killed two people and injured nine others - eight children and a police officer - at Cleveland Elementary School, which was located across the street from her home at 6365 Lake Atlin Avenue. Spencer showed no remorse for her crime, and her full explanation for her actions was "I don't like Mondays; this livens up the day." The explanation inspired the song "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Irish New Wave band The Boomtown Rats, which was a number-one single in the United Kingdom for four weeks in mid-1979
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